“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
– Groucho Marx
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control. Additional photographs by Lorena Page.
Sleek, mysterious, cuddly, elegant, silky, and beautiful.
What are these adjectives describing?
If you’re a cat lover, you probably guessed a black cat, the most maligned feline throughout American history, starting with the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock.
Can you believe it? The folks who brought us a full day of turkey and football viewed the black cat as an extension of evil, and the myth has carried itself all the way into present-day American culture.
Talk about centuries of fake news! Nothing can be further from the truth as most owners of black cats can attest.
For example, Tucker, a resident at Kane County Animal Control, is an 11-year-old domestic short-haired black cat, owner-surrendered along with his housemate, Logan.
A social cat that loves getting attention and lots and lots of petting, Tucker is more than willing to volunteer for the position of couch potato at your home. Give him a window with a view of the sun, and he will give you all the cuddling you ever wanted.
He isn’t that keen on sharing the good vibrations with another feline, so it might be best for him to go to a family where he is the only cat.
Tucker is hoping good luck will find him and give him a new family for Christmas.
Congratulations to Snowball, the Great Pyrenees with the loving and calm personality. She finally found her forever home, just in time for the holidays. We’re so happy for you, Snowball!
How to Adopt
All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.
The adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300, and adoption of two cats is $150. The adoption fee for cockatiels is $25.
For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit www.kanecountypets.org.
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About Kane County Animal Control
It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:
- Ensure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against rabies and have a Kane County rabies tag.
- Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
- Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
- Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
- Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.